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Hiking to Chetco Point (Pictures)

Friday, June 01, 2012      4 comments

In April I was in Oregon at our Condo where we have a great view of Chetco Point. On the day I hiked... Read more

GETTING TO THE TOP IS OPTIONAL; COMING DOWN IS NOT.

Sunday, May 27, 2012      1 comments

What a beautiful day and what a relief after all the above normal temperatures. I didn't start hiking until 12:40 PM and even at that hour it was still cool (82) with a nice breeze. I had looked at Bell Pass before, but it's a long hike and rate... Read more

Can Anything Else Possibly Go Wrong Hiking Wilson Canyon Trail?

Monday, May 21, 2012      1 comments

A lot of things went wrong today and I didn't particularly enjoy this hike of 7 miles, BUT I persevered and did it. Wilson Canyon is in Red Rock Country in northern AZ and I wanted to hike here because it should have been cooler than the 104 d... Read more

Real Man Quiche and a Wonderful Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday, May 20, 2012      1 comments

On Mother's Day my step daughter invited me along with my Mom for Sunday Brunch. We had a wonderful time as DD is a marvelous chef. Appetizers were both savory and sweet...basil, petite heirloom tomatoes & mozzarella cheese as well as a delici... Read more

Making Precious Memories

Thursday, May 17, 2012      1 comments

One of my earliest memories as a child was riding home from "town" back to our house in the country. Those were days long before child restraints or even seat belts were available as safety devices. I would be cuddled on my Mom's lap and she ... Read more

Not what I planned, but a good day anyway.

Saturday, May 12, 2012      1 comments

Woke up this morning at 10:00 AM like I hadn't slept at all, too hot and immediately discouraged because it was too late to hike. I might have gone anyway if Mom wasn't here, but taking two hours + would have been too much out of our day togeth... Read more

An Open Letter to Chris Downie Regarding Beth Donovan

Monday, April 30, 2012      9 comments

Dear Spark Guy, I was very disappointed and saddened when Spark People leadership determined Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL) would no longer write for the Daily Spark. My understanding is you have made the decision to only use "expert" contributo... Read more

Sea Mist in My Face

Sunday, April 29, 2012      2 comments

I dropped Mom off at HairPort for her hair color and then I went to Krissy Field State Park to walk on the beach. This is the same long, long beach I walked last August ... Read more

Easter Dinner Was Delicious

Monday, April 09, 2012      1 comments

My lovely step daughter made a wonderful non-traditional Easter dinner that was really tasty. We enjoyed fresh salami wrapped around cheese with kalamata olives and crackers as an appetizer. A romaine lettuce, red onion rings, smoked almonds,... Read more

I Took My Body Out for a Walk

Monday, March 26, 2012      1 comments

Today is Sunday and the start of my week. I have done no physical exercise since surgery 2-28-12 and my body is craving some movement. It felt good to put on my heart rate monitor and my work-out clothes. I had no expectations other than walk... Read more

An Unexpected Surprise on Top of Sunrise Peak

Monday, November 21, 2011      3 comments

It was a beautiful perfect weather day...70 degrees, not a cloud in the sky and a light breeze. I had been at the Clinic so I drove to Lost Dog Wash Trail Head at 124th Street. I decided to see how far I could go on the Sunrise Trail rated dif... Read more

When I Came to the Iron Bridge I Knew I Would Be Safe!

Thursday, November 03, 2011      3 comments

Two days ago I did something incredibly stupid and dangerous. Iíve decided to blog about it so I will remember to NEVER let my pursuit of a goal put me in a dangerous situation again. Even though I am now retired, a major portion of my work li... Read more

First View

Tuesday, August 23, 2011      3 comments

On Tuesday August 16th we were driving north on Interstate 5 with a clear blue sky making it perfect weather. The car CD was playing Battle Hymn of the Republic and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Chorus was coming to the last Glory, Glo... Read more

Oh My, These Snow Drifts ARE Deep!

Saturday, June 04, 2011      2 comments

All I planned to do today was walk around the neighborhood on paved streets, but when I came to Snowflake Trailhead I decided to check it out. I took the Sawmill route as it look... Read more

Hiking in the McDowell Mountain Preserve

Friday, April 08, 2011      2 comments

I showed up and I did it. It was 75 degrees at 1:30 PM and there was a breeze, but it didn't take long before I was too hot with the breeze being intermittent. When I got to the cut-off for the Old Jeep Trail I went for it although the incline... Read more


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